Kelcy Quarles: Injured
According to many reports on Twitter, at Giants camp this evening players were kneeling all over the football field in prayer as DT Kelcy Quarles was carted off with an apparent leg injury. Here’s the chatter as told by the blue bird:
The #giants kneel in middle of field. Say prayer as DT Kelcy Quarles is put on cart with a leg injury
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 6, 2014
Rookie DT Kelcy Quarles injured during 9-on-7 run drills. Off to the facility on cart for a left leg. #NYG
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 6, 2014
For those of you unfamiliar with Kelcy, here’s a look at his NFL.com profile page overview:
OVERVIEW His father, Buddy, was an offensive lineman for South Carolina from 1984-1987. Kelcy was a Parade All-American as a South Carolina prep. Attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy prep school before enrolling at South Carolina. Played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2011, starting the last six games at defensive tackle, and had 28 tackles, two tackles for loss and no sacks. Started all 11 games in which he appeared in 2012 and recorded 38 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Was suspended by coach Steve Spurrier for punching an LSU player. Also missed a game with a sprained shoulder. Saw action in 12 games (11 starts) in 2013, recording 39 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks with one pass batted. Missed one game with a concussion.
After Sunday Night’s win, Kecly Quarles sent out this Tweet:
Great win tonight #GMEN
— kelcy quarles (@KelcyQuarles) August 4, 2014
Good Luck Kelcy Quarles
It’s only August 6th, but it seems like the injuries are pouring down on the New York Football Giants. Before training camp it’s always emphasized how important player health is, but every year — regardless of preparation, new trainers, new equipment and new dedicated workout plans — injuries inevitably happen. And every single year, it sucks.
That’s true for every team in the NFL. In the case of Kelcy Quarles, let’s just hope the tests come back positive. He was an UDFA, but it’s not talent that kept him off the draft radar. As they say on the hardwood — Quarles has game.
This Giants team can use some good news for a change of pace… Send Kelcy Quarles your best, Giants Nation. Then perhaps tell all the players on your favorite team to “stay healthy”. Maybe they’ll listen to YOU.